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the governor's race. and two teen-agers found dead inside a virginia home and police are calling it a murder- suicide. police are still trying to find out what led to this deadly incident. and a house fire in maryland claims one family's extensive pet collection. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. we are glad you're with us this morning as we take a look at folks getting ready to vote this morning in virginia. it is tuesday november 3rd, 2009 and it is election day in virginia and in maryland today. we are glad you're with us. it's chilly out there though. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. and how chilly is it? and for that we turn to tony. and i appreciated the moment i felt during ask the weather
guy. i felt the love. >> i appreciate that. right now 44 degrees here in washington. 37 in gaithersburg. 39 up in baltimore. dulles airport 37. our friends in spans are chilly at 36. and in stevensville, maryland, it is 36 degrees at this hour. there is fog in parts of the area. it doesn't show up here but there is definitely fog out there that may slow your commute. it is particularly in the low- lying areas and along the waterways. your day planner for today looks like this -- we'll see sunshine today, a few clouds will move through later on, a high today of about 62 degrees before a cold front comes through later. that's a look at the weather. we'll have more coming up in a little bit. right now let's go to julie wright for an update on traffic. the top stretch of the beltway, no accidents to report. the lanes are open from college park into silver spring. baltimore washington parkway is
where we have problems. this morning there was a deer struck, causing a backup from greenbelt road. the activity is still in place on the southbound side. slowing from 198 and powder mill. in virginia, 395, on the brakes northbound past duke street. once you get nortof duke, the pace improves to the 14th street bridge. 66 is trying to recover from an early incident at the virginia visitor center and we have brake lights leaving manassas toward the virginia visitor center. this is a live shot of river road, the pace is good on both loops of the beltway. no problems leaving germantown for the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. it is election day, 2009 and the polls are now open in virginia and maryland. >> while maryland is holding a number of key races, all eyes are on the virginia race for governor. it could change the face of
politics across the commonwealth. sarah simmons joins us live from a polling place in virginia where voters are casting their ballots. >> reporter: that's right. a lot of people are watching the race for governor here because bob mcdonnell has been leading in a double-digit lead in the polls this whole time. democrat creigh deeds has been trailing the whole time. we talked with quite a few people out here this morning who are voting some for republican and some for democrat. and if you take a look behind me, we're getting a small handful of people coming in and out. campaign worker have just been putting up their signs here this morning. but deeds and mcdonnell both were crisscrossing the state yesterday to try to get out the vote. deeds specifically was saying he's trying to make up some ground. governor tim kaine was campaigning along his side. mcdonnell, even though he knows he has a double-digit lead in the polls, he's telling people
the same thing, not to pay attention to the polls. that today is what matters. they really need people to get out and vote. now i talked with a few voter this is morning. one democrat, one republican. here is what they had to say about the races. >> perhaps the most important issue to me is actually equality for homosexuals. and while moran was my candidate first time around, deeds is much more likely to vote the way i would like. >> there is a difference between a year ago and today and a lot of it is who the candidates are. so in the end that's what really matters. >> reporter: now the polls will close at 7:00. everyone will be watching to see what the results will be. steve and allison, back to you. >> thank you so much for that. now the virginia governor race has gotten most of the headlines but there are other big elections to pay attention
to today. virginias are voting for lieutenantovernor, attorney general and all 100 seats in the house of delegates. voters in bowie, annapolis and other areas will choose a mayor. you can go to our website and follow election results as we get them in and they'll available on myfoxdc.com. >> live reports during the news tonight as the candidates wait for the results to come in. we'll be in richmond. two other big races to pay attention to, in new jersey all eyes are on the governor race as john corzine is in a tight race with chris christie. polls in the days leading up to election day showed this race to still be neck and neck. and in up stitt new york, joe biden is campaigning for democrat billowens. new polls show doug hoffman is leading that race. he's backed by national republicans who shifted their support after the original gop
candidate dropped out of the race and is now endorsing the democrats. now to another big story we're following in prince william's county, police are investigating what could be a murder-suicide. a father returned to his home along oakdale circle d triangle last night to find his 17-year-old daughter and an 18- year-old man dead in the bedroom. both had gunshot wounds. police are stiltrying to figure out a motive for the shooting. the victims attend forest park high school and counselors are expected to be on hand for students there today. a shattered sense of security in downtown silver spring and now police are on the hunt for a shooter in front of gold's gym. it happened on a sidewalk in the middle of rush hour. >> we're trying to find out if they knew the individuals prior. if there was some sort of disturbance and the individual was shot.
at this point in time it's going to be investigated as a robbery. >> despite this happening in rush hour in the busiest part of silver spring, but there are apparently to other witnesses other than the victim and the woman walking with him. two apparent gay hate crimes in the past week. police say a student was attacked monday morning at 36th and n. street so badly he had to be checked into the hospital. before he was attacked, he asked if he was gay. the school is reminding students to stay vigilant. a missing senior citizen has triggered maryland's first ever silver alert. arthur mulkey was seen sunday night driving a red chevy
pickup truck. he's 5'7", 160 pounds and gray hair with blue eyes. the silver alert just went into affect maryland on october 1st. nearly two dozen pets are lost at a fire in montgomery county. firighters were called out to a home in rockville overnight. they say the five people who were inside are okay but they'll need a new place to stay. but their expensive bird collection was destroyed. 22 parrots, parakeets and finches died. one parakeet was found alive. firefighters say the cause of the fire could have been an electrical problem. it's now 7 minutes past the hour. health care reform, one lawmaker calling it a bigger threat than terrorism. what she said on the house floor that is grabbing attention. time is running out to book holiday travel and something you should know before you book that flight out of town. how the airlines are playing the grinch. it's coming up. plus you may be able to boldly vacation where no one
has vacationed before. here is a big hint. we'll talk about it coming up after the break. re americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement... of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we nd to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth of virginia!
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back now with a look at the future of the vacation industry as a company is planning to open the first hotel in space. and it says it's on target to accept its first guests in the year 2012. that's not that far away. the architects in barcelona say the galactic suite will cost $4,000 for a stay. the company says more than 43 people have already reserved a spot. >> i don't understand. is there widespread travel to space right now that i don't know about? >> no. >> they're going to be the
first to open a hotel in space? >> getting ahead of the curve. >> because usually you leave your hotel to go see other things. >> but you can look out the window a lot. >> does this sound like a plot of a bad movie. you go to a tropical island for a month and you're training for space. >> i don't know about this story. and this sounds cool to me, it looks cool, the only problem is room service takes a week. >> and you're only there two days. >> you keep floating out of bed. there is some down side. let's look at what is going on with the weather around the region. we'll start with current temperatures. we'll go across the country. right now it's 44 degrees here in the district. cincinnati, 42 degrees there. we do have some temps in the 30s. detroit is 37. minneapolis, 27 degrees there.
it is cold in much of the country. wichita is 38. denver, 32. and then down to the south, where you find milder air. new orleans 57 degrees at this hour. sallite radar for the nation shows you a couple of things. first of all, we're cloud-free. you have a cold front on the way here. those are the clouds you see out to the west. behind that high pressure settling in and we'll have a quiet couple of days. albeit a cooler couple of days. out to west things are quiet as well. here is your forecast for today and the next five days. high today about 62 degrees. lots of sunshine. later on today, a cold front comes through and the breezes kick up. tonight cool, in the 30s and then cool temperatures for the next few days with highs in the 50s. we'll have more on the weather coming up. let's check in with julie wright and look at traffic out there. >> we have got our hands full right now. a couple of things kicking up in our face. if you'retraveling southbound 95 at 17, they were busy cleaning up a fuel spill so we had the left side of the road
blked off. northbound traffic below speed out of dale city across the occuquan and up toward lorton. duke street, no change, we're still bogged down with elays toward seminary road. the pace improves only to slow again across the 14th street bridge. 295 north at malcolm x avenue, accident reported in the left lane. stalled car in the ight lane. that's d.c. route 295 at boroughs and delays from route 50. here is a live shot of the american legion bridge. we showed you this camera. tony was talking about te fog. earlier we could see on the bridge and now as actual we could do to see the exit just behind this overhead sign. very little visibility as you continue toward fairfax. so again it is causing a bit of a slowdown as you travel the outer loop of the beltway down into fairfax. inner loop we're starting to see slow downs from the georgetown pike toward the big curve.
so allow yourself extra time on the roads, slow down and give yourself plenty of breaking district. it's also the season for deer. a car struck a deer on baltimore 37 and back up from greenbelt and another deer struck on 95 northbound at 216. this one tieing up the two left lanes. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. north korea has raised the threat to get the united states into direct talks. they say they have completed a process to make one atomic bomb. it comes as they demand direct talks. and now in afghanistan, where karzai promises to root out corruption. after he was declared in election so tainted with fraud
that his challenging dropped out. president obama personally called him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment. but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the white house says despite the canceled election, the president's decision on troop levels could still be weeks away. joining us with more on the situation in afghanistan is malu innocent from the catoe institute. good morning. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> we enjoyed your analysis in afghanistan, we wanted to have you back to talk about the latest development. karzai again president for another five years. what are the implications. i think we scratched our heads and said where is the runoff. >> he won by default simply
because abdullah has opted out because of the pervasive amount of fraud that riddled the first election, it wasn't clear that second round wouldn't also be riddled with allegations of voter fraud and tampering. i think the problem now for the obama administration is how to build the legitimacy of karzai. we saw a break in the relationship from president bush to president obama. president bush had weekly video conferences with karzai and it was very much a personal relationship. what we saw with the obama administration is a arm's length relationship. iyou look at rural areas of the country, the government is simply absent and so i think going forward the obama administration must try to increase credibility but the bigger question we must ask is whether or not we must be spending more americ lives and more of our financial
resources to prop up what many afghans believe is an ill legit mass government. >> and how do you build a foundation when we've seen the news plorruption and to be a runoff, now the same regime is still in power. how do you build that foundation and go forward to fight the taliban and al-qaeda there. >> but the bigger question we must ask is ridding corruption from the afghan government critical for american national security and it's clearly not. this state building mission that we've been tasked with is a sense of mission creep. we must remember in 2001 we went in with going after al- qaeda. but they're in pakistan, they're not in afghanistan and it's not clear eight years down the road that protecting the abilities of afghanistan from a insurgency to critical to american national security. it's clearly not. >> how deep, and i don't know how to ask this question, but how deep could the corruption charges go as far as hamid karzai. this is somebody that we backed
being in power. we all saw that when president bush was in office. what do we make of this? >> that's an excellent question. i think this is a superficial fix from the top level. what we need to understand is the rules of corruption go to the subnational level as well. whether you're talking about judicial decisions, driver's license, almost everything is bought and sold and this has alienated afghans on the basic local and district levels. they feel not only tat central government is ab sent in isolated populations of the country and also that the government that itself is exploitive and predatory and looking to extract as many services as they to to the detriment of the citizens. >> the united states is sort of like a back-handed congratulations from the president, congratulations and
don't be corrupt. it's sort of an admonishment and congratulations. so what are they to think about the united states? >> well unfortunately the united states and karzai himself, he'considered an american puppet and it's unfortunate, but this is what has been happening over the past several years. and i think also last week the new york times broke the story that karzai's brother, who is a note orous drug barren is being paid by the c.i.a. this does not help our cause. and granted you can argue that the c.i.a. payoffs to his brother is critical for getting intelligence of insurgents but at the same time you don't want to propose to create a centralized government. and we need to ask ourselves, even the presumption of creating a centralize state where one has rarely existed, is that achievable and within a cost acceptable to the american blic. not only was october the
deadliest month for the u.s. forces but aside from human costs we've spen$223 billion in the country and next year it will be $65 billion and for every 1,000 troops it cost as proximately $1 billion on top of the recession. so americans are asking themselves as they scratch their heads, to what end are we doing this. and it's clear that remaining in afghanistan is not a precondition to keeping america safe. it's not clear that building a credible afghan government where one has never existed is critical to our interesting. >> thank you so much. see you next week. >> absolutely. >> steve over to you. the time now is 7:22 on this tuesday morning. coming up next. positive signs from the stimulus helping classrooms in virginia. more on thousands of jobs for at the commonwealth schools. why one lawmaker says the
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back now with the latest in the health care battle. house democratic leaders are preparing for a vote at the end of the week. the 10 year, $1.2 trillion bill will extend coverage to tens of hundreds of americans with the requirement that almost everyone get insured. virginia fox spoke yesterday on the house floor and take a listen to at she had to say. >> a tax increase bill maskar aiding as a health care bill. i believe we are more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country. >> democrats immediately denounced her comments saying its outrageous that anyone would compare the action of
terrorists to efforts to help americans get health insurance. the economic stimulus is doing some good in the education system. the commonwealth got $1.2 million. with that they say 4500 jobs have been created. more than half of those jobs are teaching positions. the information comes in a draft report from the u.s. department of education. 7:26 right now on this tuesday morning, election day. after the break, we'll check today's top stories plus weather and traffic. also more on the state of our economy. the white house says the affects of the stimulus are truly kicking in. in the meantime, manufacturing and housing numbers are up. but is it the time to declare the recession over? we'll take a closer look coming up. (announcer) what the world needs now is energy.
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location at saunders middle school in manassas. but all eyes are on the governor. to see whether creigh deeds can catch up to republican bob mcdonnell who has been trailing in the polls -- deeds has been. virginia is also voting on the lieutenant governor, attorney general and all 100 house of delegate seats. there is will you alsoing -- there is also a mayor race in some cities. >> for the latest go to myfoxdc.com. and we'll have the results of the races tonight at 10:00, including live continuing coverage from our crews down in richmond covering the governor's race. 44-degrees to start off our day. kind of a significant drop. >> oh, yes. in parts of the area, temperatures firmly in the 30s.
so cooler air in place now. today it will be fine once we get into the day. similar to yesterday in terms of temperature. but after that we get cool air into the temperature. so far a quiet headline. cool, dry week is expected. not much in the form of rain. freezing temperatures are possible for some viewers tonight. believe that. and right now the weekend looks like it will be dry. tucker barnes was telling me a few moments ago that so far for this year eight out of ten months have seen below normal temperatures. so a cool year for 2009 so far. 46 degrees right now in washington. it looks like our temperatures have gone up. 37 degrees in gaithersburg. 31 in leonardtown. dulles is at 37. stevensville, 43. and in baltimore it's in the 30s, 39 at this hour. satellite radar composite, what you don't see on this map, low- lying fog.
hard for the satellites to pick that up. but there is low-lying fog out there. we've been showing you live pictures out there during the course of the morning. this cloud cover is the leading edge of a cold front that will makes it through here later on today and in advance of that our temperatures will warm up. so to almost 62 degrees. and then behind that much cooler air comes in and that will give us temperatures in the 30s for tonight. forecast for washington for today looks like this: mostly sunny skies, becoming breezy, 62 degrees for your high. then for tonight, a cold night to be sure. clear and cold. patchy frost is possible. 39 degrees in town. that means mid 30s, maybe even some low 30s outside of town. five-day forecast, tomorrow 55 degrees. that's your high, folks. so i told you about the cooler air coming in. slight chance of shower wednesday into thursday and then the rest of the week is dry and cool. that's a look at what is happening with the weather. now to julie wright for more on the morning rush hour. >> does that realy say 39
degrees? >> can you believe that? yeah, tonight. >> wow! >> get ready. >> jammies with the feet in them. >> and snuggle up with poochy. what is your dog's name? >> bailey. how can you forget bailey. >> i just blanked for a minute. southbound 210 out of verb anna, a lot of slow traffic off of 15 and 70 and it will remain slow all the way down into clarksburg before you see any kind of relief and then the pace slows out of germantown into gaithersburg and rockville tort the split. slow out of rockville and toward montrose. the top stretch of the before the slow at 95. slow from greenbelt. slow across the 14th street bridge. all lanes are open, but 395 slow from the beltway up toward duke street. downtown it was 295 north at
malcolm x where we had the left lane blocked. stalled car at kenilworth avenue and boroughs has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. all of the talk about bailouts, americans could use a bailout when it comes to booking airline tickets to go home for the holidays. several airlines are hiking up their holiday surcharges to an extra $20 each way, doubling the charges we told you about a week ago. it applies to thanksgiving, christmas and new year's day. the travel site www.bestfares.com says united, delta and northern airways all increased their costs. and keeping in theme with the economy now, we are continuing to see steady gains on wall street and in the housing market. could this mean the recession is truly behind us. ainsley earhart explains. >> reporter: the type of numbers analysts like to see. in october, u.s. manufacturing
activity was at its highest levels in more than 3.5 years. forward motor company is feeling better. the automaker says it's earned nearly $1 billion during the third quarter and forecasting a solid future with a profitable 2011. >> ford has probably done everything it could in this environment. malawi is the prototype ceo that you ever want to have to run a big company. >> and there was good news on the housing front. the national association of realtors says it's pending home sales index based on sales contracts jumped in september to the highest level since december of 2006. first time home buyers are trying to beat a november 30th deadline to close on a transaction and qualify for an $8,000 tax credit. the president maintains all of this is proof that the economy is growing again and that the $787 billion stimulus package is taking route. >> having brought the economy
back from the brink, the question is how are we going to make sure that people are getting back to work and able to support their families. it's not going to happen overnight. but we will not rest until we are succeeding in generating the jobs that this economy needs. >> reporter: the u.s. economy has lost more than 7 million jobs sin the recession kicked off in december of 2007. the unemployment rate sits as a whopping 9.8%. ainsley earhart, fox news. the obama presidency one year in and as we approach the end to that one year, there are reveal numbers from economy to race relations. we'll break down the numbers coming up next.
the one-year mark of the obama administration. of course it was a year ago the president was elected. but how has his public image changes. scott rasmussen joins us with revealing poll numbers. i want to dig into this more than we usually do. first of all, scott, this morning. >> good morning. it's good to see you. >> you surveyed a thousand people. how did you find the people for the survey. >> we find them on the telephone and get a population that reflects america. >> and if barack obama was up for re-election. how likely would you be to vote for him? what did you find. >> 45% said they would likely to vote for him and 49% against. and the real key is that 20% as always are in the middle. they have a soft opinion one way or the other and that's the way elections are in america. you have about 80% of the nation picking one team or the other, they're going to be with
that team no matter what and the rest are where the races are decided. >> and does it surprise you, the poll that's have been out that have been rather positive to have this number come out, more people less likely to vote for him again than likely to? >> not really. we have been tracking his job approval on a daily basis. we find his reviews are mixed and so there is no particular response to this that's out of the ordinary. >> and to get deeper into this, it seems like the lowest to likely to vote for him again, the folks between 30-3 the highest in the higher age groups as well. we can move along now to the next question, which is has the election of back obama as president had a positive impact on race relations? what did you find here? do we have scott. we don't have scott. well he found the influence on race relations. 30% positive, 30% negative, 26%
no impact and a handful not sure. more men have a negative response and more women said positive. and the positive seem to be the younger demographic, below the age of 30, the most negative were between 40-49. question number three was since barack obama was elected president, are you doing better or worse economically? this was across the board, 16% saying they were doing better, 48% saying they were worse. what is interesting here is when he broke it down by income level, those very low on the scale, below $20,000 a year on income, were doing okay. those $100,000 and above were doing okay. those in the middle class said by far they were doing the worst. we're going to -- can we look at one more question, which is how would you rate the job that barack obama has been doing at president and there you can see 21% overall, excellent, 37% saying poor. and again those who said poor were those in the middle income
areas and those who said they were also in the middle age ranges, between 30-49. > 30-39. so those are some of the things they found from scott rasmussen. >> just had some technical difficult. and a bit of a chillier start but it will equalize. >> yes. yesterday we had a high of 62 degrees. because we got more sunshine than expected. we topped out in the 60s. and today about the same. 62 degrees for the high and then cooler air works its way in for the rest of the week. current temperatures, 46 degrees. and in new york it's 44. richmond 41. pittsburgh is at 45. there are some spots with temperatures in the 30s in places like manassas, frederick and even baltimore is in the 30s this morning. there is our surface map and
there is the cold front out through the blue line. behind it high pressure will come in and that will bring us calm conditions but it's a cooler air mass working its way in so 62 today and then we'll top out in the 50s for a few days and then overnight lows in the 30 force a few days. high today about 62 degrees. a good amount of sunshine. same for tomorr. some clouds come through wednesday night and into thursday. they could produce a shower or two, but not much in the way of any precipitation and then the rest of the week, as i said, cool. we'll have more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. let's check in with julie wright on this 7:45 election day tuesday. >> it is election day tuesday which means we have to keep our eyes peeled for the pedestrians at the polling stations and keep an eye out, especially with the fog we've been dealing with. we have fog at the american legion bridge and down at the wilson bridge as well. meanwhile if you're traveling southbound along 270 out of rockville. no accidents to report but again you're on and off the
brakes the entire trip out of frederick for those traveling south of route 80 in urbana, toward the lane divide, a few brakes but below speed. 355 could save you some time if you're destination is as far south as germantown. 395 across the 14th street bridge still below speed over the potomac to the southeast- southwest freeway. bwi has beean eye sore all morning. it started off with a crash where ck a deer. southbound delays at 198 past the scene. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. and a fly wall into right. back at the wall. utley goes deep. >> not fast yankees. the phillies aren't ready to hand it over yet, led by the
bat of chase utley. the phillies force a game six, winning game five, 8-6. utley gave him five for the series, tieing reggie jackson for the most in one world series. so the series now shifts back to the bronx where the yankees look to win their 27th championship in front of their fans. coverage starts tomorrow night at 7:30. the best player on the area's best team is hurt and we still aren't surhow badly. the capitals alex ovechkin suffered what the team is calling an up body strain on sunday's loss to th bluejackets. he was seen favoring his left arm before leaving the ice after a fall. the team has listed him as week to week and he's not expected to play tomorrow night against the new jersey devils. that's bad news. >> hopefully he gets better soon and back on the ice.
it's 7:47 right now. parents are looking for fun activities indoors as it gets colder. holly, good morning. >> reporter: well i think it will be easier to convince you that you're liking what we have because how about we fix you breakfast. how about i have these guys fix you breakfast. we are live this morning, cooking with kids at gourmet on the go in winchester, virginia. what is on the menu and why you just might want to sign your kids up next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.
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call or click today. as any parent can probably tell you, it can be tough to get kids to sit down and eat, especially when you're dealing with picky eaters. >> but it might be easier to try new things if they are the ones doing its cooking and that is what holly is working on this morning. good morning, holly. >> reporter: that's my platform on this election day, child labor. get them to cook for you. no, we are having a whole lot of fun. we traveled to winchester, virginia this morning because we heard about cooking for kids classes for gourmet on the go. this is something they started here. this used to be or still is a meal place where you kind of assemble the meals and then
ta them home. but they've added to their repertoire. kay is one of the owners of gourmet on the go. good morning to you. >> good morning, holly. >> reporter: so you decided to come up with classes for kids because -- >> because we are looking for other revenue streams during this tough economy and lisa has a degree in early childhood education. we've had success with adult cooking classes but we needed expertise for those whereas with kids cooking classes, you can get by with lisa's expert in early childhood education, they put the class together and offers a great variety of different classes. all of the classes are themes. they're around the holiday, like halloween, thanksgiving or christmas, they will be deered toward those. and so far it's been very successful. we've had all of our classes full and so we're going to expand with that and take it where we can take it.
and the kids love it. >> reporter: and the parents love it. because it not omen gauges the kids but its teaching them something valuable they can live in life. >> our mission is to make it easier to sit down together for a meal. and getting the kids involved is another key item in getti your family together around the dinner table. when they can participate or cook the meal for you. we've had kids from classes take their menu home and buy the ingredients and make the entire meal for mom and dad. >> reporter: and let's check in with lisa, the one with the early childhood expertise. so what were you thinking when you put the classes together. >> i have a degree in childhood
and i understand children are more apt to eat something they make. because we cannot live on chicken nugget as loan. but it is about getting the kids to try something new and have them taste it at least. >> reporter: i think the girs are a natural. so we're doing fruit kabobs. so it doesn't have to be complicated. >> no. and after this we're going to do a ham and cheese quiche and end it with pancakes and blueberries and it's getting them involved in eating something fresh, omething that they create and tastes good but maybe since they made it -- >> reporter: they might try it. >> they might try it. >> reporter: and there might be some fruits they might not necessarily eat. so tell me your name. >> samantha. >> abby. >> reporter: what do you like
about the cooking classes? >> they're just fun. >> i don't always get to do this stuff, but it's really good too. you get to learn. >> reporter: good for you. i want to check in with some of the boys. because it's not just girls in here cooking. let me check in with my dudes over here. tell me your name. >> gabe. >> reporter: did you think putting the fruit kabob together was cool? >> yeah. >> reporter: would you do it at home? >> yeah, sure. >> reporter: what do you like about it? >> it's something we can do. >> reporter: helps fight boredom. myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to the cooking k the go here in winchester. we've only just begun. we have a fruit kabobs and quite the platter shaping up. we're moving on to ham and cheese quiche in the next hour and we'll talk about some of the important lessons the kids can learn during the classes. >> looks like the bomb, holly.
>> sure does. 7:55 right now. >> making headlinesch a massive water main break sends water gushing 20 feet into the air. firefighters closed the street until the watt ert company could shut off the 54-inch main. the pipes carried recycled water used for irrigation so services weren't affected for many hopes there. a woman said she tried to prepare a salad but it almost hopped away. tracy grimes saw something moving in the bag. this is kind of gross, steve. she picked it up and spots a frog in the bag of salad. they opened the bag for the news camera and it hopped everywhere. the grocery store insuburban detroit asked them to mail back the packaging along with the frog. instead the family took it's picture and set it free. keep in mind today is election day in maryland and virginia. we'll have the latest on the races on myfoxdc.com. just click on politics annual find that under the news tab. and tonight keep it here on fox
5 because we'll have live reports of the results of the races at 10:00 and 11:00 and live reports from richmond. he's been on the tonight show, regis philbin gave him his nickname the human calculate. >> we'll put the math whiz to the test. and a e-coli outbreak that has turned deadly. all of the details when we return in a few minutes. we'll see you at 8:00. ( piano music playing by putting an end to paper medical records,
made with gooey hersheys mini-kisses. spontanious joy may occur. two teen-agers found shot dead inside a virginia home and police say it looks like a murder-suicide. new details. then ground beefecalled that could be linked to a e- coli outbreak that has killed two people and sent others to the hospital. we haveesque you need to know. people are keeping an eye on the race for virginia governor. we are live outside of one polling place in northern virginia. good morning and thanks for
joining us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. and don't freak out if you see snowplows in montgomery county. there is a drill underway to make sure the county vehicle and workers are ready to go when the snow starts to fall. >> you never know what will happen. >> we hope it's mild. can you tell us that, a mild winter? >> generally speaking the forecast is for a cold and snowy winter is what i elieve, according to some forecasts. but we'll see. >> we'll wait. let's take a look on what is going on out there right now. >> if it were good, i'd be like great. >> see if we can work on that for us. 44 degrees in d.c. 37 at dulles. 37 in frederick. 39 in baltimore. 39 in fredericksberg. so definitely the coldest air we've had here in a little while. with temperatures in the 30s across much of the region. here is your satellite radar. we have clear skies, a good
amount of sunshine and i think we'll see a good amount of sunshine. you see the band of cloud cover out to west, some of that will makes it way through here as a cold front begins to come through. so the forecast for today looks like this, good amount of sunshine, temperatures cool to mild. we'll go with 62 in washington. 60 in manassas. 62 in waldorf and 59 in frederick. we'll have more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. stay with us for that. >> tony, thank you so much. >> let's check in with julie wright with a look at traffic on this election day. keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians at the polling stations. and we're still dealing with fog. especially those at the wilson and the american legion bridge. we're starting to see further across the bridge, so it's starting to lift. but the inner loop is what we're concerned with. we have received reports there is an accident from virginia into marylandthat's beginning at the bridge tieing up the
left lane. usually on a sunny day we can see across the bridge and around to the georgetown pike, but that's not the case today. slow from the inner loop back toward the exit for river road and again the accidents reporting on the inner loop blocking the left lane. live shot on 66, eastbound traffic slow out of manassas and again leaving 50, 123 to nutley street and the beltway. 295, the wreck at malcolm x has cleared but you're in a backup leaving 495. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. we have mentioned it is election day and voters are heading to the polls to cast their ballots. they have been out for two hours now. the closely watched race is the one for virginia governor. >> the latest polls show bob mcdonnell with a substantial lead over creigh deeds. sarah simmons joins us live from a polling place with more on today's top story. >> reporter: we have seen a
steady stream of people here. the folks we've talked with, we're not getting a sense it's leaning one way or the other. we're hearing interesting points from both sides on the race. the democrat creigh deeds has been trailing in the polls. he's been making a last-minute push across the state, campaigning with governor tim kaine by his side yesterday and barack obama was here last week as well. and bob mcdonnell has been enjoying a double-digit lead in the race. the most recent poll showed him at a 12 point lead over creigh deeds. now if this does go republican, if this state does, people are wondering if this is a litmus test of sorts as to how people feel that president barack obama is doing in the white house. also they're thinking this could possibly be a prediction for the 2010 congressional races. in talking with folks out here, they don'feel as though this
warrants national attention and this won't sway things either way. >> people think that the -- this is a tell of how other elections will go, but i don't think that much election is warranted to it. >> despite the talk last year, i never believed that virginia was a blue state. >> reporter: and we will find out come 7:00 when the polls do close here in virginia. we will be watching it closely throughout the day and bring the latest to you. steve and allison, back to you. >> sarah, thank you very much. governor isn't the only position up for grabs. virginia is also voted for lieutenant governor and all 100 seats of house of delegates. 28 of those in our area, north earn virginia. in maryland, there are several races, including mayor of bowie, gaithersburg, takoma
park and rockville and an -- annapolis. and it's a tight contest between chris christie and the candidate in new jersey. in afghanistan now, the president hamid karzai promising to rid out corruption. this after he was declared winner yesterday in an election so tainted with fraud that his challenging dropped out. and the taliban says the threats were successful and they said they're cent attack on a guest house filled with election workers shows even they are not safe in kabul. new detail this is morning of what police say it appears to be a murder-suicide in prince george county. a father returned to his home last night to find his 17-year- old daughter and an 18-year-old
man dead in a bedroom. both had gunshot wounds. the victims attended forest park high school where counselors are on hand for students today. a crowded street in the height of rush hour turns into a crime scene. now there is a search to find a suspect. as a man walked out of the gym, two men approached him and shot him in the leg. the shooting stunned people who formally -- formally feel safe in the area. >> i can't believe it because people were passing by and the lights were on and in front of the theater, you wouldn't think anything like that would happen. terrible. i know what is happening to this world. a shooting early sunday morning along mannerstone lane in columbia. devon dixon opened fire.
dixon is charged with murder. another suspect who drove the getaway car is out on bond. new this morning, montgomery county firefighters were called out it a home in rockville around 11:30 a.m. they say the people who live there escaped but trying to get back inside to save their pets. firefighters removed five people from the home. they are all okay. but 22 parrots, parakeets and finches were found. firefighters say it looks like an electrical fire may be to blame. up next, a heads up for metro riders. >> then a big beef recall to tell you about. the link could be to an e-coli outbreak which has already turned deadly. all of that when we return. it's 8 minutes after 8:00.
d.c. police need your help to find a missing senor citizen. here is his picture. alan lane is 93 years old and in need of medication and may be disoriented. he was last seen at the 2500 block of q. street northwest yesterday. he's about 6 feet tall and weighs 230 pounds. and the first ever silver alert. 84-year-old arthur mulkey was last seen west of frederick sunday night driving a red 2000 chevy s-10 pickup truck with maryland plates. a commuter alert to pass along. all this month, the metro is making repairs on the red, blue, orange and yellow lines. crews will work sunday through thursday after 9:30 p.m. you should expect 20-30 minute delays. this is something interesting. it's an iphone out that german researchers created that allows you to use your phone to start
your car, turn on the heater and to accelerate and brake and the steering wheel. >> this is a joke. >> no it's not. but you can't get to the stuff to make it work with a car. and of course there are a number of legal issues. >> do you think it's 99 cents for that, from the apple store. >> like a remote control car. >> a big mess. it's time to check in with tony for a couple of reasons. >> the weather, and the cuteness factor of the way. >> i'll tell you why that won't work. because it will interrupt your ability to text. you can't text and drive. before we get to the 't weather, it is time for the my first 5 photo of the day.
check it out. this is david, dressed up at michael jackson for halloween this year. >> was he on an airplane? >> no. it's metro. he was michael jackson and had a good time. nice look, david. >> look at the swagger. look at his point his finger. >> to send us your cold's picture go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings. the teams around the nation. we are at 46 degrees now. and it's a cool day. temperatures cold this morning across much of the country. detroit is 37 degrees at this hour. out to the west, wichita, kansas is at 37. omaha, nebraska, 30 degrees. minneapolis is 28 degrees. so cool air across much of the country. down south, atlanta is at 67 and phoenix -- or look at las vegas, 55 in las vegas.
what did i say about atlanta? it's 47, i'm sorry. i need new glasses. things are quiet as far as precipitation. there is cloud cover across the ohio valley and central plains. that cloud cover is aassociated with a cold front which will makes it way in here shortly. here is your five-day forecast, high today about 62 degrees. tonight the cooler air begins to filter in. overnight lows into the 30s. tomorrow high only in the 50s. and the same for thursday and friday. saturday is 60 degrees. most of the week looks to be dry with a chance of a stray shower late wednesday into early thursday. slight chance of that. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. coming up in the 9 hour, parts of my interview with jenny steppannic. she is the mother of mattie steppannic. he was a poet and peace maker and wrote the heart songs book. she has a new book about his
life. it's a remarkable book called messenger. so julie, tell us what is happening on the roadways. >> you'll find yourself in a bumper-to-bumper delay before you go. authorities are checking for a crash on 270, south of 28 but before shady grove. already the main line slow out of germantowned to the split. and the local lanes are below speed headed out toward montrose. 295 in the district jammed up from the beltway toward malcolm x. accident activity pulled to the shoulder. 66 eastbound east of 50 fair oaks below speed toward the beltway. the beltway in virginia is congested toward merrifield. 95 pockets of congestion, and from the pentagon crossing over the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. another recall to talk about. this one involving fresh ground beef that could be linked to an e-coli outbreak. joining us to talk about this
is sherry price from the food safety education. it's good to see you, shelley. >> good morning. >> we'll get into how wide spread this is. but when we have the food recalls, i think people start to panic. what should we do when we hear about this? >> there is a couple of important things to do. when there is a outbreak of e coley, consumers should check if they have the product in their home, do they have it in their refrigerator or freezer. so start with the recall notice to see if you have the product. usda can be helpful but your retailer can be helpful if you're not sure. >> and what you're looking at on your screen. fairbanks farms put the meat out. you can see it's almost half a million pounds of meat, but you'll find this under brands like trader joe's fine quality
meats, giants meat ball mix and lean ground beef and these are products that a lot of people can find at their local grocery store. the question is, now how do we tell if what we purchased is bad or not? is there a way to tell. >> there should be details in the establishment number and other labeling issues on the ground beef. i think another important thing that a recall like this serves a reminder to all of us about how important it is to handle food safely at home. in the case of ground beef, it must be cooked to a safe internal temperature of 160 degrees farenheit as measured with a food thermometer. in our recent research done by the partnership, consumers still use visual indicators to tell if meat and poultry is cooked and that's not an
indicator that will kill the pathogens that kill illness. >> and this is an example of what you can use which is a simple step to use >> right. >> now if we find out that we have some of this bad product at home, then how do we get rid of it and what should we do? >> well check to see if you have the product. wrap it carefully and dispose of it. if you're particularly concerned about it, you can bring it back to your retailer. but it's really important not to handle it a lot. double bag it and dispose of it. and of course wash your hands. handle food safely as you always would by the practices of clean, separate, cook and chill. >> and some questions people might have. you talked about the thermometer and cooking to at least 160 degrees. if you have meat that may be bad, you can overcook it and get rid of whatever the bad part is by cooking it too much? >> well when a product is under a recall notice such as this, it's best just to dispose of the product and not try to cook
and use it, because again you'll be handling it. and it's known to be a contaminated product. it's important that consumers always handle food safely, clean, separate, cook and chill and there is a lot of information about safe food handling at our website at www.fightbike.org. >> and somebody else asked, can we feed it to our pets. i think that's common sense. we don't want them to get sick either. >> well petsdon't have the same digestive systems but we would say consumers should not handle the product and so it should be disposed of. >> so just get rid of it. shelley, thank you very much. we'll link those websites to our website at myfoxdc.com. thank you so much. it is now 8:20 on this tuesday morning, the latest on the swine flu vaccine and where you might be able to get it
today. and holly is cooking can with kids today. doing something from cooking and assemblying and of course eating. we'll check in with her a little later on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. president obama: we are americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement... of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need everyne of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth of virginia!
at 8:23. the latest on the swine flu. pregnant women need just one dose, but children need two doses. doctors say they expect supply to catch up with the mand soon. d.c. residents can get vaccined today at hardy middle high school and wilson middle school. for more information go to myfoxdc.com and look under web links. these long lines might be a think of the past in montgomery county. officials say they haven't received as many doses as they expected. so the county is canceling clinics. now only pregnant women with an appointment can receive the vaccine. all appointments have been scheduled for today already. the national d-day memorial in bedford virginia is laying off half of its staff. 11 of the 24 full time staff
members will be out of a job december 1st. they have said they were on the verge of closure due to lack of donations. if you're looking for a job, go to myfoxdc.com. our job of the day is at&t portables. the pay is between $7.50 and $8 an hour plus commission. for more on this and other jobs go to myfoxdc.com. it is now 8:24 on this tuesday morning. coming up on the morning show in the new next 9 hour. the search for three missing college athletes from north dakota. and then their season ended after a football game because the principal pulled the plug on the program saying the players were involved in unsportsman like conduct.
it's now 8:28 on tuesday morning as wee look at stories making headlines. an ambitious goal to find a place called home for the homeless. the u.s. labor secretary and the virginia secretary of veterans affairs will try to set a goal of ending the problem in five years. with winter approaching and the swine flu continuing to spread, maryland officials are taking action to make sure there is good hygiene and hospitals. today lieutenant governor anthony brown will launch the maryland hospital hand hygiene collaborate. hospital employees will be watched to see how often they wash their hands. and the battle of the health care, democrat leaders are working the reform bill for
a vote. one republican congresswoman taking heat for her comments. north carolina representative virginia fox spoke yesterday and here is what she had to say. >> a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill. i believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country. >> democrats immediately denounced her comments saying it is outrageous that anyone would compare the actions of terrorists to efforts to help americans get health insurance. it is just about 8:30 right now and tucker joins with a look at our tuesday in the workweek. >> tuesday morning. a betiful morning. some live shots to show you this morning. look at that. it's beautiful. nice color in the trees and some fog across the area as we had cool temperatures overnight and you notice the blue sky. and you'll really notice the blue sky today unlike the past several days where we featured
partial sunshine. most of today will be sunny. so it will feel better with temperatures in the 60s. so let's start with our current temperatures and right now we're still on the cool side. we're in the mid-40s. 46 here at reagan national. our temperatures earlier this morning were generally in the mid 30s. martinsberg is 37 at this hour. you were 32 two hours ago. 42 at dulles. 39 in manassas. 45 in fredericksberg. so we're starting a nice warmup and by afternoon our high temperatures should top out in the upper 50s and low 60s. you'll notice more sunshine and breezy during the course of the afternoon as you'll have a cold front coming through. not going to give us rain showers but the winds shift out of the north and northwest. so nice wake up. seeing just some high and midlevel clouds as the frontal system approaches and it will push through quickly and you'll its the winds leading to a cool night. some of the coldest temperatures of the season as
we fall back to the upper 30s in town and probust like this morning, back into the low to mid 30s. but this forecast the next couple of days very quiet and deserved. mostly cloudy and temperatures fall back. winds out of the north and west at 10-15 miles per hour. tonight cold overnight. patchy frost overnight. 39 in town. winds lighten up out of the north and west. here is your five-day forecast. cool with a lot of sunshine. 55 tomorrow. could be a scattered shower late wednesday into early thursday as we get another frontal passage. a nice warmup into next weekend and right now next weekend looks nice. we should have sunshine both saturday and sunshine with temperatures good by sunday. and let's get to traffic with miss julie wright. if you're traveling the outer loop still below speed toward silver spring with all
lanes open. no incidents to report here on the beltway. southbound 270 on the brakes from germantown all the way toward the split. 95 slowing as you travel from 212 to the beltway and the bw parkway slowed between 198 and powder mill. 395 no change here crossing over the potomac. still heavyand slow from the beltway to king street and pentagon crossing over the 14th street bridge. 295 slow toward malcolm x where we had an earlier crash and moved to the shoulder and now on the inner loop a crash on braddock road. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. making news around the world now, the hunt for a missing infant in the sunshine state. search teams are scouring the remote community of chiply for 7-month-old shannon dedrick. the rural town is about 45 miles north of panama city. the little girl was last seen when her parents went to bed at 3:00 a.m. saturday morning. authority have identified a person of interest in this. the hunt is on for three
college softball players missing from north dakota. the dickinson state students were last heard from sunday when the women called a friend to say they needed help. police say the friend received two phone calls about one minute apart before the line cut out. now water was mentioned but content is unclear. dickinson is less than 100 miles west of bismarck. the parents of a missing virginia tech student have set up a fund to help find her. 20-year-old morgan dane a harrington was last seen when she get separated from friends at a metallica concert more than two weeks ago. her parents are using donations to distribute flyers. police are still getting leads in the case but say they are beginning to slow down now. there is a warning to lock doors after a woman was
attacked. she woke up to find a man attacking her and she screamed and he ran away. students should be said to be extra careful when they are out and about and even at home at the university of maryland. >> big groups are safer. >> and with guys. if you're just a girl walking alone, it's a big red flag. >> a few years back in that same neighborhood there were several incidents of break-ins, and reports of peeping toms. and another campus on alert after two apparent hate crimes. a student was attacked at 36th and n street so bad that he went to the hospital. before the attack the suspect asked if the victim was gay. last week the university said two men attacked a female student wearing a shirt supporting gay rights. the school is reminding students to stay vigilant.
a suspension is the result of a game incident. a scuffle between two players. a player threw a helmet at the potomac bus. sheriff's deputies had to pepper spray several players. the principal canceled the season, remove the head coach and suspend the four players and parents say this is excessive. >> do you want them to be cheerleaders? it is a football game. it's knocking, pushing and shoving. >> i don't think they've done a thorough investigation. i think some student have been wrongfully accused. >> parents plan to appeal to the superintendent of schools. it's 8:36 right now on this tuesday morning. the world series still in full swing but one newspaper congratulating one of the teams. oops. >> we'll show you the big mistake coming up next. and when you sign on to facebook today, become a fan of fox 5 morning news. you can comment on stories,
he drilled that one, and that was one of two on the night. the phillies and yankees headed back to the big apple. utley calling in two more home runs last night, that gives him five in five games. the phills win 8-6 but game 6 is tomorrow night and you can see that here on fox. a philadelphia newspaper doing damage control afr getting a little bit ahead of itself. the philadelphia enquirer apologizing for running an advertising congratulating the phillies for winning the world series. way to go, back to back champions. the ad ran on monday and you can see what it says there. the proclamation those at unlikely as thought. two more wins it might be right and all will be well.
if they lose, it could be a jinx going on. steven colbert is going for the gold at the can cure -- vancouver olympic. the team's uniforms will say colbert nation. he has said look for the logo as it comes around if the final turn. he said it will be easy becse it will be in first place. colbert called on his legion of fans to also donate to the -- to his website to go for the speed skating team. >> we'll keep an eye out for it. he's been on oprah and ellen, the tonight show and regis gave him the nickname of the human calculator. we'll put him to the test. >> reporter: we're putting kids the test this morning as we signed up for cooking with kids in winchester, virginia. and she's the one that will get
them to eat the green peppers and we'll learn what the kids learn in the kitchen next on fox 5 morning news. stay tuned. president obama: we are americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement... of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth of virginia!
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i'm tony perkins in the news room getting ready for the 9:00 hour of fox news. a story you may be somewhat familiar with. ahead at 9:00, the mother of mattie steppannicc talks with me about the book she's written about young mattie's life. and also safing cinnamon. a dog found on the front lines makes an incredible journey back to maryland after being abandoned at the airport and going missing for 40 days, the dog, the soldier and the woman would got it straightened out are with us live. and look at this. it's our video of the day. a warehouse disaster. there are so many good nuggets to this story, including what
was in all of those boxes that took a mighty tumble. you're not going to believe it. we'll have that for you coming up in just a little bit. steve and allison, i'll see you at 9:00. it is 8:45 right now. holly morris is sitting on a cool cooking class this morning. >> she is at gourmet on the go in winchester, virginia where they host culinary classes for elementary and middle school students. holly, you had to travel kind of far today but it's definitely worth it. >> reporter: it's worth the road trip. and it does work. remember we made these fruit kabobs last hour. there was a big mound of these and look how many are gone. and this goes to show you, if they cook it, they will eat it. so if you're having trouble getting your kids eating fruit, have them cut some up and see how fast it goes. and they're cutting up green peppers right now. who will eat a green pepper.
>> me. >> reporter: chomp it down. she's continuing to smile. everyone else is going no way, jose. but we'll see if they eat them when we put it in a ham and cheese quiche. some of the things they're learning is the fact that they're learning to try things that maybe they won't necessarily try. kay shore is back with us again, one of the co-owners of gourmet on the go. let's talk about the structure of the class. when people come and bring their kids, how does it schedule out? >> we schedule the classes on saturday afternoon, hopefully later than the soccer game and it's a 2-3 hour class and they can drop them off. >> reporter: uh-huh. pause. because we often say this is not a place to drop them off, but you can drop them off and
get errands done. >> we are in a shopping center and there is stuff to do at creekside station and not only will they be getting their kids happy, but food to take home to share with mom and dad. >> reporter: and how many meals do you do? >> we do a meal, a main dish and a dessert. >> reporter: and do you need to sign up in advance? >> yes. you can sign up right on our website. if you go to our website and look on our calendar, all of the kids cooking classes are on saturday and if a click a mouse over the different times you can see the theme of the class and you can sign up automatically and pay online. >> reporter: and the theme this morning is breakfast. lisa jacobs is our teacher, the other opener here. so give us the recipe. >> it's a ham and cheese quiche. we're adding in green peer
and we like to put some ingredients in there that the children may not normally eat so they can true something new. so we'll mix it in with egg and cheddar and swiss cheese and bake it look a pie. >> reporter: and this is something they can do at home for their families. >> this is easy. you can get dough rolled out in a pan and their just filling it. they're topping the ingredients and topping them in and spreading them out. >> reporter: in between times she's often teaching them different lessons about working in the kitchen. can anybody tell me the things they've learned about working in the kitchen? >> i learned a lot about making food and -- >> reporter: what did you do have to do before you started cooking? >> i had to like -- >> reporter: wash your hands. >> wash my hands. >> reporter: that's exact what i was thinking.
who else has learned something? >> me. >> reporter: what did you learn? >> always to have a grown up around when you use a stove. >> reporter: good lesson. and who else? >> i know how to use a knife know how to o cook. use a knife. show me all of your fingers. yep, all ten fingers are there. myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to gourmet on the go here in winchester so you can find out more. coming up in the next hour, quiche we're baking so we'll move on to blue berry pancakes. back to you guys. >> that gets a celebration. this guy that is with us can add, subtract and multiply and divide and the square roots and all of that stuff in the head. >> so how does he do it? he's called the human calculator and scotlandsberg with us. and right off the bat and you showed me something and asked
me about it. and i think i have a phobia of being wrong and my brain doesn't work that way. >> it's not uncommon. most people watching the show today feel the same way. it's become socially accepted to be bad at math. ill literacy, we worry about that, t innumeralsy, that's okay. >> innumeralsy? i like that. >> and i'm in the guinness book of world records and i try to in spire kids to be more comfortable with numbers. and we go one, two, three, four, five, the way we learned to count. calculators start with zero so
i teach kids the secret to numbers. everything goes back to 9. what is a 1 plus a 0, 9. every number in the universe does that. try 11. 1 plus 1, 11 take away 2 is 9. everybody watching the show right now, think of your age. and write it down. let's say your 50 years old and you write down your age and add up the digits and subtract and your answer will add up to 9. this works for every number to in finity and i believe it's the missing chapter in math. if every student would learn this basic concept it would turn on number sense and make them feel more comfortable with numbers and our teachers would have a chance of teaching math. but right now so many kids have figured out they hate math.
>> but how do we get to this. >> and i show the kids the first problem i had on the board from the teacher and i didn't hear how to carry so i did the tens column and i kept a running total. and i said you try it. 10 and 20,. >> and you just added it up in your head. so 26, 23, 21 and let's do it again. >> 20, 40, 60, 80, 89, 94. >> this is what i do with schools. and all of a sudden the kids say maybe i can understd numbers. it creates more enthusiasm and i think that's contagious and gives the kids a chance to enjoy. >> and you're also ambassador
of the american math challenge. but quicy you're going around to schools while you're here and kids can register online to take part on this. >> this is a free online math contest. we're looking for three ambassadors for the math day. they find the math-athletes and we're out there running this contest and we're trying to find cool kids that love math and kids that hate math and overcome it and everything in between. and we're trying to get parents and teachers. it's to challenge students and parents. >> let's bring some on. >> let's start with simple
multiplication. 7 times 8. >> 476 plus 822 -- plus. >> 180. >> 1478. >> plus 658. >> 2131. >> and division. this should be easy. 825 divided by 7. >> that's 117.857. [ laughter ] >> we have one more. because you can do this -- it's all math related. if i give you my birthday, you can tell me the day of the week. >> yes. and at the end of the show i autograph it for them. >> 8-14-1968. >> that was on a saturday. >> i want to stand next to you. that was an inspiration. >> and scott might be teaching some first children this weekend because he'll be at sidwell friends. it's nice to meet you. your smarter but not so smart
that will do it for this hour of fox 5 morning news. turning it over to tony and allison. >> that is amazing. that's great. we have a good show for u today. a lot of stuff. a full plate for the next hour of fox 5 morning news. first thing we'll do is -- well not the first thing, but we'll talk to mattie steppannic's mom. he was on oprah, good morning america over the years. some inspiration to many. his mother, who is also an inspiration has written a book about his life. it is call messengered. i had a chance to spend time with her. we'll have the first part of the interview coming up in a little bit. >> i can't wait to see it. >> it's a remarkable book. lightning the mood, you remember we did the story about hagerstown having one of the